Calling all NAMI! Yoo-hoo! Hi! ((((((HUGS!!!1!!)))))) Read the LA Times this week? Gonna pull on your coat a second, k? Thanx!
Dr. Gabrielle A. Carlson, a psychiatrist at Stony Brook University, said only 1 of every 5 children referred to her with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder actually has it.
Carlson, who has studied the increase in bipolar diagnoses, said some parents seemed to prefer a diagnosis of the disorder because the illness, thought to be largely genetic, absolves them of blame. “They don’t have to deal with their chaos, their psychiatric disorder, their marital troubles or abuse.”
Won’t somebody please think of the children? Yes, indeed, one of these days I believe we will.